Oh what fun it is to start a brand new year. It’s like the thrill of a brand new box of crayons. All those vivid colors, standing at attention. Every bright cone-shaped tip with the same exact little flat spot at the end. Each little cylinder of paper-wrapped wax itching to make a masterpiece. Yet pristine and unblemished they stand together for the very last time before they serve their purpose.
Creative minds will cover refrigerators with their sacrificial expressions. Every colorful line ripped from their little paraffin souls until all the paper wrapping is gone, and they huddle together at the bottom of a bucket or toybox, their time at an end.
Will they be used for works of art that those very children will one day as adults unearth from drawers and boxes as they sort the treasures their parents could not part with in their lifetimes? Or will they be used to tattoo Barbie, decorate the ‘ceiling’ of the under-bed fort, or be the dreaded cause of a ruined load of laundry as they melt away, forgotten in a tiny pocket?
For you, 2017 is very much like that new box of crayons for a child. Will you use it to create amazing things, will you spend it and wonder where it all went, or will you neglect it and cause waste or destruction? Forgive me for repeating myself, but these statistics blow my mind…
80% of people NEVER set goals. Never. 16% set goals but NEVER write them down. Only 3% of people write down their goals. But only 1% of all people in the world both write down their goals and regularly review them- and those are the most productive people in the world.
In 2017, YOU can be in that 1% of highest achievers worldwide. And I’ve already given you all the tools you’ll need to do that at IA17.me.
The real difference isn’t who has access to a planner. The real difference between that top 1% and everyone else is the willingness to do it, over and over, day after day, getting better as you go.
Make daily planning the most important part of your day, and every day will become important. Make every day important enough to plan out well, and 2017 will be your most amazing year yet.
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